Category Archives: Of Historical Note

The Cult of the Individual

“In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up or else all go down as one people.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt The world economy has shifted … Continue reading

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The Value of Apprenticeship

It is my great pleasure to announce that my brother-in-law and I completed our two year falconry apprenticeship yesterday! We couldn’t have done it without the guidance and support of our sponsor, Buster Brown, the patience and stoicism of our … Continue reading

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Dress Smartly

“It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.” ~ Oscar Wilde I had the rare and exciting opportunity to attend a “black tie” birthday party for a friend of mine last evening. Rarely do I give much thought to … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Mankind

What would you say is the purpose of mankind? I had a fascinating conversation yesterday with a friend of mine about classical education, 18th and 19th century American history, the great pendulum upon which humanity seems to swing and finally, … Continue reading

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Uncorrupted Reason

I came across a remarkable collection of works produced by Thomas Cole, the English-born American artist who is credited with founding the Hudson River School. Cole possessed an uncommon ability to capture broad strokes of history in his landscapes. Cole … Continue reading

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Dead Symbols

I am reading a book recommended by a friend called “The Culture of Classicism”, written by history professor Caroline Winterer. The author notes that the book “charts how Americans over the course of the 19th century fundamentally changed their relationship … Continue reading

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